Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Criteria & Process

Your journey begins with self-reflection. Any master's program is a significant investment of your time, energy, and money, so it is important that you find the right program to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. "Fit" with a program occurs at the intersection of your story and ambitions and the school's story and ambitions. Before you apply, take some time to reflect on both.

Innovate and Leave a Legacy

"Innovation" and "legacy" are cornerstones for Fuqua and Duke Kunshan University. Think about how these terms apply to your own experiences and goals, then within the application, use that insight to help demonstrate how you might fit in with the culture of our two institutions.

  • Why do you want a "front row seat" to China? In other words, why are you interested in this immersion experience in China?
  • What legacy do you hope to leave at Fuqua and Duke Kunshan University?
  • After graduation, what impact do you hope to have in your work and broader communities?

The online application is no longer available. The 2016 application will be available in late-August. Review the information below to prepare to apply:

The online application is no longer available. The new application for the class starting in 2016 will be available in late-August. Review the information below to prepare to apply:

Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply in the round in which you can submit your "best" application. Contact Admissions Counselors Eric Rowell and Lisa Thomson at mms-dku-info@fuqua.duke.edu if you would like more information or if you have any questions about the application.

Non-citizens of the United States, requiring an F-1 visa to study in Durham and who are not already enrolled in schools in the US and eligible for a transfer, must apply by the Round 3 deadline (March 1, 2016) to ensure sufficient time for visa processing. After Round 3, contact us to inquire about applying.

Application Deadlines for 2015 - 2016

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Application Deadline Oct. 30, 2015 Jan. 29, 2016 March 1, 2016 April 5, 2016
Interview Invitations Sent By Midnight (ET) — Not viewable on phone or mobile device. Nov. 12, 2015 Feb. 23, 2016 Mar. 17, 2016 Apr. 20, 2016
Decision Notification (sent by midnight (ET) &  not viewable on phone or mobile device) Dec. 10, 2015 Mar. 21, 2016 Apr. 5, 2016 May 5, 2016
US Student Deposit Deadline Feb. 2, 2016 Apr. 11, 2016 Apr. 21, 2016 May 20, 2016
China/International Student Deposit Deadline Feb. 2, 2016 Apr. 1, 2016 Apr. 12, 2016 N/A
China/International Student Visa Paperwork Deadline Apr. 4, 2016 Apr. 15, 2016 Apr. 21, 2016 N/A

On application deadline dates, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST).